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Steelers Dealing With Eight Injuries to Start Ravens Week



PITTSBURGH — The Steelers are banged up to start Week 5 against the Ravens, with six players missing practice due to injury. However, Kenny Pickett did log a limited practice on Wednesday after suffering a knee injury against the Texans. He vowed to play on Sunday, but the doctors will decide how fast Pickett can come along.

His offensive line, however, is banged up. Mike Tomlin already ruled out Dan Moore Jr. with a knee sprain. That will give Broderick Jones his first career start. Right tackle Chuks Okorafor is suffering from an elbow injury. He did not practice. Meanwhile, Mike Tomin did express optimism around James Daniels, but he missed Wednesday’s practice with a groin injury. With Isaac Seumalo having a veteran’s day off, Pittsburgh was down four starting linemen.

Patrick Peterson logged a veteran’s day, ceding first-team reps to Joey Porter Jr. DeMarvin Leal did not practice while recovering from a concussion. As such, Keeanu Benton, Breiden Fehoko, and Armon Watts will have more reps. Larry Ogunjobi is not on the injury report for the first time all year. It seems his foot injury has largely healed.

Cole Holcomb popped up with a back injury and practiced in a limited capacity during Wednesday’s padded session. Punter Pressley Harvin III did not practice with a right hamstring injury, meaning that practice squad punter Brad Wing is still in line to play against Baltimore if Harcin can not play. Tight end Pat Freiermuth is doubtful this week with a hamstring injury and did not practice. Darnell Washington, Connor Heyward, and Rodney Williams will play more in his place.


Player Injury Date  Prognosis Roster Status
LB Cole Holcomb Back Oct. 1 Unknown Active, LP on Wed.
OT Chuks Okorafor Elbow Oct. 1 Unknown Active, DNP on Wed.
DE DeMarvin Leal Concussion Oct. 1 Unknown Active, DNP on Wed.
TE Pat Freiermuth Hamstring Oct. 1 Multiple weeks Active, DNP on Wed.
QB Kenny Pickett Left knee bruise Oct. 1 Day to day Active, LP on Wed.
LT Dan Moore Jr. Right knee sprain Oct. 1 Week to week Active, DNP on Wed.
RG James Daniels Groin Sept. 24 Day to day Active, DNP on Wed.
P Pressley Harvin III Right Hamstring Sept. 24 Day to Day Active, DNP on Wed.
RB Anthony McFarland Knee Sept. 13 Week to week Injured reserve – (Wk. 6)
WR Diontae Johnson Left hamstring Sept. 10 Week to week Injured reserve – (Wk. 6)
DT Cam Heyward Core muscle surgery Sept. 10 Multiple weeks Injured reserve – (Wk. 6)
DB Josiah Scott Undisclosed Sept. 13 Undisclosed Practice squad IR
LB Chapelle Russell II Knee Aug. 11 Out for season Injured reserve
CB Cory Trice Right ACL tear Aug. 1 Out for season Injured reserve
RB Alfonzo Graham Torn right labrum July 29 Out for season Injured reserve
DT Renell Wren Torn right Achilles tendon May 17 Out for season Injured reserve